Education

School hosts Family Engineering Night

Unity East Elementary School students got an early introduction to engineering during the school’s Family Engineering Night last Tuesday.


‘Cool’ the School event raises funds for air conditioning

A local daycare and preschool drew on the artistic talents of some of its young patrons recently to help raise money for air conditioning.


Simulation shows what it’s like to live in poverty

Unit 7 staff members got an interactive lesson in what it’s like to live on a limited budget when United Way of Champaign County put on a poverty simulation recently.


Planetarium travels to Unity West

Laela Zook’s favorite constellation is Leo the Lion.
The Unity West Elementary School fifth-grader fondly remembers looking at her grandmother’s book about constellations as a young child.
“I’ve got a telescope and have tried to look for them (constellations),” she said.

Read the full story in the March 20 issue of The County Star.


St. Thomas hosts Grand Peoples' Day

St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo hosted a Grand Peoples’ Day celebration on Friday. Grandparents (or a special person in a student’s life) were welcome to come and spend the morning with students in grades prekindergarten to eighth. They were able to sit together during Mass and had complimentary coffee and doughnuts in the school gym after Mass.


Trivia night fundraiser held for Unity West

A trivia night and silent auction fundraiser for Unity West Elementary School was held from Feb. 1.


Unity West holds pig races

Unity West Elementary School held pig races Jan. 31 as a reward for students with good behavior. Teachers at each grade level competed to see which class’s decorated mechanical pigs could reach a finish line first.


Kids mark 100 days

Students from the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana in Savoy celebrated their 100th day of school last Thursday.


8th-graders win bragging rights in Volleyball Challenge

An special guest “ringer” was one of the highlights of the Volleyball Challenge, which was held last Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic School. The eighth-grade team walked away with wins in both sets against the school’s staff members.
The student team included Ethan Miebach, Lucas Tay, Angela Thinnes, Jonathan Decker and Lindsey Decker.


School has 47th annual event

St. Thomas School in Philo hosted its annual Pancake and Whole Hog Sausage Breakfast and Raffle on Sunday. The community event is a 47-year tradition in southern Champaign County. The men of the church made a total of 2,450 pounds of the whole-hog sausage for both serving at the breakfast and for people to purchase and take home.


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